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Ralf Rapp

Faculty: Professor


CYCL 329 (main office)

MPHY 313 (aux. location)


Prof. Ralf Rapp received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Bonn (Germany); he did a postdoc at SUNY Stony Brook (1996-1999), held research assistant professor positions in Stony Brook (2001-2002) and at NORDITA (Copenhagen, 2002-2003), joined Texas A&M as assistant professor (2003), and subsequently became associate (2006) and full professor (2010). Prof. Rapp and his group conduct theoretical studies of spectral and transport properties of hadrons in hadronic matter and quarks in the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), their relations to QCD phase transitions and observable signatures in heavy-ion collisions. They are also interested in color-superconducting cold dense quark matter and associated signatures in observables from compact ("neutron") stars, including mechanisms for gamma ray bursters.

Selected Publications

Min He and Ralf Rapp. “Hadronization and Charm-Hadron Ratios in Heavy-Ion Collisions.” Phys. Rev. Lett., 124(4), 042301, Jan 2020.

Ralf Rapp. “Fireball spectroscopy.” Nature Physics, 15(10), 990--991, Jul 2019.

R. Rapp and X. Du. “Theoretical Perspective on Quarkonia from SPS via RHIC to LHC.” Nuclear Physics A, 967, 216--224, Nov 2017.

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